Confused about Audacity 2.3.2 System Requirements

I’m looking to upgrade from Audacity, presently installed on my legacy MacBook.

The ‘Legacy Mac’ page says “Please use the latest Audacity version for Mac OS X 10.6 and later.”

Further down on the same ‘Legacy Mac’ page, under ‘System Requirements’, it also says “The latest Audacity version requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later.”

However, on the ‘Download’ page, under ‘System Requirements’, it says that the latest version (2.3.2) is for Mac OS 10.7 and later: “Audacity is for Intel Macs running OS X 10.7 and later and macOS 10.12 Sierra, 10.13 High Sierra and 10.14 Mojave.”

The link to the disk image is labeled “Audacity 2.3.2 .dmg file” but it points to the previous version

Can anyone tell me whether Audacity versions 2.3.x are compatible with Snow Leopard (OS 10.6.x)? Also, shouldn’t the link be pointing to ‘audacity-macos-2.3.2.dmg’ instead?

If 2.3.2 is not compatible with Snow Leopard, then which is the last version that is?

Incidentally, should anyone suggest v. 2.2.2, I have found a press release about that version, but no links anywhere to download the .dmg file, not even on the ‘Legacy Mac’ page or the ‘Release Notes’ for 2.2.2 which simply points back to the ‘Legacy Mac’ page.

My system: Mac OS 10.6.8 on Apple MacBook ‘Core 2 Duo’ 2.4 GHz 13" (Black, Early 2008 - MB404LL/A)

Reasons to keep Snow Leopard (for “enquiring minds”): it’s the last Mac OS supporting Rosetta and therefore certain legacy apps – most notably the Eudora e-mail app, in which I have stored tens of thousands of messages in hundreds of folders. :slight_smile:

Thanks for all the details. I’ll check out those links and make corrections as necessary. The problem is that the website has lists of versions in too many places, and when new versions have been released, some of those places have not been updated.

I’m told that the definitive list for which versions are officially supported, is here:
This list says that for Mac OS 10.6, the last version of Audacity to be officially supported is Audacity 2.2.2.
Audacity 2.2.2 is available here:

Thank you, Steve, for your amazingly prompt and helpful reply! :slight_smile:

I empathize with the challenges of updating related links on numerous pages. The ‘Audacity Versions’ doc is a useful resource.

Without any reservations, the Audacity Team is to be commended for its most ambitious and thorough documentation of Audacity’s operation, features, plug-ins, etc. One can only wish that all open-source &/or shareware documentation was as detailed and well-illustrated as this (and written in good English, to boot)!

I, for one, greatly appreciate the effort. Please pass on the kudos, thanks. :slight_smile:

Thanks for the kind words. A little encouragement is always nice to hear :slight_smile: